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Samsung to release Android-based tablet

Asavin Wattanajantra

Major Korean tech firm Samsung intends to release a tablet computer based on Android by the end of September, according to Reuters.

There have also been rumours that the company would announce the device, rumoured to be carrying the name ‘Galaxy Tab’, in a couple of weeks.

It is also stated that it will carry a 7-inch touchscreen possibly built with AMOLED, which is smaller than the one carried by the massively popular Apple iPad.

Rumoured specs for the device include it running Android OS 2.2 in Froyo, a 1.2 GHz Samsung Hummingbird CPU, 16GB internal storage with a microSDHC slot, a 3.2 megapixel camera with flash, and front VGA camera.

Most of the big tech firms such as Microsoft have already stated their plans on bringing out tablet devices, while Dell with the Dell Streak already has a Android-based device out.

But Samsung is one of the bigger guns, and the fact that it may bring the tablet out so soon may offer more much needed competition to the iPad, which has so far had much its own way.

It has already had some success with the Samsung Galaxy smartphone, while Android does look to be the OS of choice for Apple’s rivals.



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